Vegetarian Gravy With Fresh Herbs

Vegetarian gravy with fresh herbs

​The Spruce Eats / Teena Agnel

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
7 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This basic vegetarian and vegan gravy recipe uses fresh herbs like sage and parsley to get lots of flavor. You'll need a good gravy to go with a vegetarian or vegan lentil loaf recipe, mashed potatoes, and of course with Tofurky on your vegetarian Thanksgiving!


  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh sage (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for gravy
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  2. Bring the vegetable broth to a simmer in a medium pot or large skillet.

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  3. Add the soy sauce and herbs.

    Pot with herbs
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  4. Reduce heat to a simmer, then slowly add the cornstarch and water mixture, stirring constantly to thicken.

    Heat up
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  5. Allow to simmer for a few minutes, until thick, and add nutritional yeast if desired.

    Allow to simmer
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  6. Serve with your favorite Thanksgiving dish.

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